Friday, March 25, 2022

What I’m Watching: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer: Season 3, Episode 9 “A Beacon for Us All” (B)

Melanie just came back and she’s already wreaking havoc, an interesting choice given that things were generally going pretty well. But presumably she’s learned that lying about anything can be very problematic, and so now she immediately chose to lock Layton out of the engine and announce to all of Snowpiercer that New Eden wasn’t real, which is sure to create chaos. The bigger issue that she didn’t account for is that Wilford, who was feeling perfectly jolly at the start of the episode, was able to engineer his escape by poisoning the cigars he gave to his guard, something that probably should have been prohibited even in a post-law civilization. The hope that people who used to be enemies can get along is that Audrey and Till are now close enough that Till was willing to skip a party full of people who couldn’t give her to make sure they had a great and special night together. LJ is not a great supporter of that theory, on the other hand, and she’s likely to be one of the people helping Wilford to stage his likely coup. There was definitely an awkwardness in Ben pushing Layton to talk to Josie about how he feels given that he slept with her recently and that Melanie, another romantic interest of his, has now returned. Thinking about romantic entanglements right now probably isn’t paramount given the seriousness of what’s going on, and I’m sure it will be a very eventful finale leading into the fourth season that was already commissioned before this one even started airing.

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